The Glyphs pane allows you to view all of the glyphs in a font, or the glyphs in a specific Unicode block.
This can be useful when looking for a specific symbol in a font, or when comparing a glyph between multiple fonts.
To open the Glyphs pane, select a font, choose View > Show Info, then click the Glyphs tab in the Info pane.
The Glyphs pane includes a grid of all the glyphs in the font. Click a glyph to display details about it on the right. Details include a larger preview, the Unicode name for the character, the hexadecimal code point, the glyph’s ID, and the platform-specific keystroke used to generate that character from a U.S. keyboard. (If the character can’t be accessed from the U.S. keyboard, no keystroke is displayed.)
At the bottom left of the Glyphs pane is the Unicode block pop-up menu. It lists all the Unicode blocks in the font with at least one glyph. Choose a block from the menu to filter the display to only that block. SelectEntire Font to see all the glyphs; with this selection, the menu will also list the number of glyphs in the font.
The Search field in the Glyphs pane allows you to search for a specific glyph, by name or by keyboard character. For example, in an emoji font, if you search for “6” (without the quotes) you will likely see the digit 6 and several ideographs with names like SQUARED CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6E80. If you search for “six” you will again see the digit 6, but also CLOCK FACE SIX OCLOCK and others.
To copy a character from the Glyphs pane, right-click on the character in the grid and choose Copy from the shortcut menu. Connect Fonts will activate the font temporarily if it is not already activated. You can then paste the glyph—complete with font information—into another application, such as Microsoft Word or Apple Pages. (This feature won’t completely work in some design applications. However, the font will be activated, and the correct character will be pasted, but you may have to apply the font to the character manually.)
The Glyphs pane will remain open until you close it or switch to a set or library that does not include the selected font. To compare glyphs between fonts, select the first font, open the Glyphs pane and select a glyph, then select the second font in the same library.